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The Louisiana Opal

The Louisiana Opal

Brad Goins August 17, 2017 Comments Off on The Louisiana Opal

Leesville Is The Home Of The State’s Rarest Gem By Brad Goins The Louisiana Opal, also known as the Louisiana Sand Opal, was briefly mined in the Catahoula Formation, which is located near Leesville.

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Creole Proud

Creole Proud

Brad Goins August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Creole Proud

A Rough Guide To Distinguishing Between Louisiana’s Cajuns And Creoles By Brad Goins One way to distinguish between Cajuns and Creoles is to look at where they came from. Cajuns came from the Acadians, who

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Kayaking In SWLA

Kayaking In SWLA

Danny Garrett August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Kayaking In SWLA

By Danny Garrett It’s July, and we’re deep in summer in Southwest Louisiana. The weather’s warm, and everyone’s outdoors making a time of it. In town, many of us have different interests when it

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Downtown Update

Downtown Update

Brad Goins August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Downtown Update

PEPPER POPSICLES, OSTRICH FEATHERS AND GOAT’S MILK SOAP Diversity Is The Big Thing In This Year’s Downtown Development By Brad Goins It’s time for Lagniappe’s annual update on new businesses and business developments in downtown Lake

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The 10 Commandments For Driving In Louisiana

The 10 Commandments For Driving In Louisiana

Kristian Bland July 20, 2017 Comments Off on The 10 Commandments For Driving In Louisiana

X. Thou shalt not go when the light turns green.  This commandment is for everyone’s safety. Drivers in Louisiana think green means go, yellow means go fast, and red means go really fast. Therefore,

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Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

Mario Pacetti July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Pizza, Curry, Hummus And More

By Mario Pacetti I’ve had so much good food lately that I’ve decided to highlight some of it. I’m still amazed by all the different types of food we have in this small piece

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Matt Bell’s Meteoric Rise To CrossFit Greatness

Matt Bell’s Meteoric Rise To CrossFit Greatness

Danny Garrett July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Matt Bell’s Meteoric Rise To CrossFit Greatness

By Danny Garrett Born to Run, written by Christopher McDougall, is one of my favorite books. McDougall tells the story of the Tarahumara, a reclusive group of indigenous peoples from the Mexican Copper Canyons.

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A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

Brad Goins July 20, 2017 Comments Off on A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

Lost Lake Charles by Adley Cormier.  Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2017,  136 pp., $21.99 A Review By Brad Goins Photos provided by McNeese Archives Adley Cormier isn’t the first person to publish a

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Took It Too Far

Took It Too Far

Chuck Shepherd July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Took It Too Far

The art house San Francisco Dungeon has planned a two-day experimental “Rat Cafe” for those who feel their coffee or tea is better sipped while rats (from the local rat rescue) scurry about the

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On A Mission From God

On A Mission From God

Brad Goins July 6, 2017 Comments Off on On A Mission From God

Stephen Hebert Is Driving His Bluesmobile In The Great American Race Story By Brad Goins Photos By Jason Carroll – monsoursphotography.net Special Thanks To Port Aggregates Stephen Hebert retired young. Today he lives with his family in his

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